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Compare 56/40 and 10/9

1st number: 1 16/40, 2nd number: 1 1/9

56/40 is greater than 10/9

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 40 and 9 is 360
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 40 × 9 = 360,
    56/40 = 56 × 9/40 × 9 = 504/360
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 40 = 360,
    10/9 = 10 × 40/9 × 40 = 400/360
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 504/360 > 400/360 or 56/40 > 10/9

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